Nick Scherer

Energy and Sustainability Professional

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I have a wide range of experience in analytical roles throughout the energy & sustainability space. My experience and interests include energy efficiency, demand response, energy markets, energy management, renewable & distributed generation, energy storage, electrification, and emerging technologies. I've worked in various types of analytical ones including those that are data-intensive, research-intensive, as well as improving systems & processes. Now I work on a freelance basis, doing similar work throughout the clean energy space, and I have time to take on additional work.

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Energy Management
Energy Efficiency
Demand Response
Energy Storage
Energy Markets
Microgrids
PJM
SQL
Process Improvement
Lean Six Sigma
spreadsheets
databases
Electrification
Emerging Technologies
Distributed Energy Resources
Community Choice Aggregation
Work experience

Jan 2017 - Present

Nick Scherer

Energy Analyst

I work with entrepreneurs, small businesses, and organizations, throughout the energy & sustainability space to help them with analytical work. My experience and interests include energy efficiency, energy management, energy markets, demand response, renewable & distributed generation, electrification, and energy storage. I work in spreadsheets and databases to query, validate, analyze and report data. I also frequently research information, create presentations, and write reports about various topics related to energy & sustainability. I am involved with project management and improving systems and processes to be more efficient, if not automated, as well.

Feb 2020 - Aug 2020

Energy Shrink, LLC

Research Analyst (Extern through DCSEU)

Involved in a wide range of projects, including setting up their CRM system, analyzing building benchmarking data, and identifying business opportunities. Research projects included local and statewide clean energy plans, energy and green building codes, benchmarking programs, building energy performance standards, and comparing emissions of different gas and electric heating system technologies.

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Nov 2018 - Mar 2019

System One

Project Analyst (Contractor for Exelon at PEPCO)

Supported project managers on infrastructure projects, focusing on those involving energy storage, smart grid systems, electric vehicle infrastructure, smart lighting systems, and other emerging technologies, while providing some support for transmission, substation, and distribution projects, as well.

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Oct 2017 - Feb 2018

Verde Solutions LLC

Energy Analyst

Responsible for all business related to demand response and energy management. Also supported the Renewables team by researching for information, analyzing customers' energy usage and costs, creating project proposals for solar and other distributed generation projects, modeling financing agreements, and helping with other related tasks as needed.

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Aug 2016 - Dec 2016

AEP Energy

Senior Operations Analyst

Created and updated routine and ad hoc reports. Created and improved spreadsheets, databases, queries, and other systems and processes to simplify them and reduce inefficiencies for Operations. Involved in cross-functional projects with other groups, including Risk, Pricing, Finance, Sales, and Development.

May 2016 - Jul 2016

ACEEE

Graduate Intern

Researched for information about smart building technologies (such as energy management & building automation systems, sensors, and controls), including case studies and incentives, and interviewed subject matter experts about these technologies. Updated the ACEEE State Scorecard regarding policy in support of Combined Heat & Power (CHP) technology. Supported a campaign to preserve and improve existing energy codes to increase energy efficiency of new construction towards the goal of Net Zero buildings by 2050.

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Feb 2015 - Apr 2015

ModSolar

Analytics Intern

Created and updated reports within the CRM system and exports from it and other data sources related to many aspects of the company, including sales, marketing, customer support, operations, and IT to support continued growth of the company. Researched for and analyzed data and information related to the solar industry, including installations in different states and how solar penetration in different zip codes correlate with demographic factors.

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Jun 2013 - Nov 2013

Customized Energy Solutions

Analyst

Responsible for load forecasting, day ahead bid submission, and validating market settlements for retail energy suppliers serving load in several ISOs. Performed data analysis and verification, worked with developers to improve and automate routine processes, and other tasks as needed.

Mar 2012 - Apr 2013

DNV KEMA (now part of DNV GL)

Business Analyst

Involved in demand-side management programs including energy efficiency and demand response programs for PECO. Responsibilities included data validation and analysis, creating and updating routine and ad hoc reports, working with developers to implement change requests, and other related tasks as needed.

Education

2015 - 2017

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

MS Engineering Management, Concentration in Energy Systems

Also took courses in Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, Decision & Risk Analysis, Systems Integration, and Capital Cost Estimating.

2006 - 2010

University of Michigan

BA Economics, Music Minor

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